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How to plant Potatoes

Use a balanced potato food or apply plenty of good quality (Living Earth) organic compost to your soil. Dig furrows of around 15- 20cm deep and plant the potatoes - tubers upward, about 70cm apart. Fill in with soil just covering the shoots, by gently raking the soil back over them. Do not press down. The idea is to continue 'hilling up' the potatoes as they grow, covering the foliage by about 10cm at a time. Early potatoes are generally ready in three to four months' time when the foliage begins to yellow.

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